align (oneself) with (someone or something)

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align (oneself) with (someone or something)

To support, agree with, or form an alliance with a particular person or idea. As soon as I explained how the plan would benefit the company financially, the CFO aligned himself with the idea. Heather aligned herself with an animal rights group and began promoting veganism. No, no, I'm not aligning myself with either one of you. I just want you two to make up!
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align oneself with someone or something

Fig. to bring oneself into agreement with someone or someone's ideas; to associate oneself with someone or someone's cause. She sought to align herself with the older members.
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align something with something

to adjust, straighten, or arrange something in reference to something else. Try to align this piece with the one next to it.
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The Boston-based Lemieux got her start in New York in the early '80s, during which time, as an assistant to David Salle, she aligned herself with the young generation of painters and Conceptual artists associated with Mary Boone Gallery and Metro Pictures.
This Sudanese Muslim-born turned atheist politician served in the Dutch Parliament and aligned herself with Geert Wilders' right-wing, anti-immigration People's Party for Freedom and Democracy.
Ortner aligned herself with practice theory because it does not begin, which she asserts the others do, as a constraint theory.
I hope the peerage was worth it because Baroness Newlove has now aligned herself with Cameron and Clegg who together will bring this country to it's knees.
David learns more about the Liberators from Zafirah a beautiful fiery rebel who has aligned herself with the group's leader a masked man known only as the Lightbringer.
Both in writing The Decoration of Houses and in building The Mount, her home in western Massachusetts, Wharton aligned herself with the City Beautiful movement and with the architectural work of Charles McKim.